New TR7 V8 takes Haysman to victory

A newly-purchased 1981 Triumph TR7 V8 proved to be just the machine for the twisting stages, as Craig Haysman and Neil Branum took a one minute 15 second victory in the Shannons Late Classic competition.

The leading cars retained their places over the final day’s three stages, with Nick Streckeisen (Porsche) and Roger Paterson (Porsche) filling second and third place.

Barry Faux’s Mazda RX7 and Donn Todd, in his Ford Capri Perana, filled fourth and fifth places.

“The car’s been great. It’s totally different to last year’s car. It’s a lot easier to drive in the wet and just has more power and more balance,” Haysman said.

“We destroyed one tyre one Friday when we hit an Armco barrier, but other than that everything’s gone great.”

Craig Haysman’s new car took him to the Late Classic Handicap win.

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